Jakarta – Thursday, 28 November 2019 was the most awaited moment by the London School of Public Relations Jakarta, a graduation ceremony for batch 19 students, Class 2019 LSPR. The event was held at The Ritz Carlton Ballroom – Pacific Place, Jakarta, and was attended by 1,080 LSPR students from batch 19 undergraduate program and postgraduate program. The event was also attended by each family member of the graduates. The graduation ceremony was divided into 2 sessions, namely the morning session attended by students with programs majoring in Mass Media Communication (201), Performing Arts Communication (63), Digital Media Communication & Advertising (42), London School Beyond Academy (23), and Post Graduate Program (202) and afternoon session attended by students majoring in International Relations (103), Marketing Communication (125), and Public Relations (321).
The two sessions began with the procession of the Senate of the London School of Public Relations Jakarta entering the room and remarks by Dr. Andre Ikhsano, M.Sc as the President of the Graduation Ceremony Committee and Mrs. Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR. APR., the Founder and Director of LSPR Jakarta. Ibu Prita gave a message that all the knowledge gained from LSPR can be used well, never give up in achieving something, and always remember parents. In the second session, Ms. Audrey Progastama Petriny, an LSPR alumni, shared her successful experience in her career, beginning with Air Asia, as Air Asia’s Head of Communications.
There was a speech by Dr. M. Samsuri Spd, MT Institutional Secretary, LLDIKTI Region III Jakarta, and H. Muhammad Yusuf Hamka Advisor of PT. Citra Marga Nusphala Persada, Tbk. as well as the appreciation given by Mr. Kemal Gani Effendi, Chairman of the Pesona Pribadi Foundation. In the second session of the graduation ceremony of the 2019 LSPR Jakarta students, an MOU was signed which is a collaboration between LSPR-Jakarta and Global Communication Beijing, namely 17PR which aims to strengthen LSPR competence in the domestic and international region. After that remarks were given by representatives of the Global Group of Communication, 17PR.
The session continued with the announcement of outstanding students in academic and non-academic study, the appearance of 2019 class LSPR graduates, and the main event was the inauguration of the graduates by Mr. Andre Ikhsano, M.Sc and Mr. Alppy Valdez for majors of International Relations, Marketing Communication, and finally Public Relations. There was an appearance by LSPR Choir, students’ promise, and performances from lecturers and Mrs. Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR., APR. The graduation photo contest winners were announced with the prize of a smartphone. The session was closed with the senate procession leaving the place of graduation ceremony for batch students 19, LSPR 2019 class and the throwing of the graduation cap.
Article by Putri Syifa Salsabila
Photo by LSPR